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  • Capitalism requires perpetual population growth.

    A growth based economy in a finite sphere will eventually collapse under it’s own weight.

    In short, our capitalist economies depends on perpetual population growth. That can't happen. Most people would agree that there are already too many people infesting this planet.

    Much like energy, we need a sustainable and “renewable” economy. Not Communism or the traditional concept of socialism. But something that genuinely offers opportunity to all of the population. Rather than one where a handful of parasites have figured out how to manipulate currencies and create cycles that benefit a closed set of the population.

  • Economies based on waste eventually collapse

    When there are little or no resources left In the ground because of our lifestyles (cars instead of public transportation; throw away objects like ball point pens; throw away plastic bottles; et cetera) it is inevitable that economies will collapse. Not only will economies collapse, but people will find their air, their water and their land quite polluted.

  • It Can't Survive.

    There are too many abusing the system on both sides of the middle. The rich are concentrating wealth and not paying taxes while the ranks of the poor grow steadily. Simple math, as the middle class is strangled and bled dry by taxes and debt there will be less spending, which leads to economic loss, which leads to layoffs which leads to growing poor, which lowers spending... The system as it is is broken beyond redemption.

  • Infinite Growth Paradigm

    Consumerist economies rely on infinite growth (infinite production, innovation etc.) and this is mathematically unsound. Not only is the Earth finite in terms of resources, making the infinite growth notion untenable, but the U.S. economy in particular is suffering from a great disproportion between "earners" and government beneficiaries such as welfare recipients. This is unsustainable. It will eventually result in massive inflation and much human despair.

  • Infinite Growth Paradigm

    Consumerist economies rely on infinite growth (infinite production, innovation etc.) and this is mathematically unsound. Not only is the Earth finite in terms of resources, making the infinite growth notion untenable, but the U.S. economy in particular is suffering from a great disproportion between "earners" and government beneficiaries such as welfare recipients. This is unsustainable. It will eventually result in massive inflation and much human despair.

  • The numbers don't lie

    Yes it's inevitable, and it will be in our generation. The national debt is out of control. We spend every single year more than we take in. Every year the national debt increases and thus the interest increases People are more than willing to sell their votes for free stuff. The Constitution no longer protects us as a nation from the federal politicians who take advantage of this. We've reached the tipping point were the takers out number the makers. Making it virtually impossible to reverse out course. There is little to no concern for future generations as people willfully mortgage this nation's future for an easier life today. Our parents handed us a national debt of less than a trillion. In less than one single generation we've multiplied that by 20 times. We borrow more in one year than we even owed in total when we were born. Savings was positive back then its negative now, we have no real capital as a country...We spend it all faster than we get it. We live on credit, paycheck to paycheck....Our government archives our every move. We're prime for "fundemental transformation" and I don't mean in a good way. If not Obama, then the next messiah of unaffordable Social equality. Something related to credit will happen, it's currently the only thing that keeps us on national life-support.

    Yes, it inevitable. You just have to open your eyes, and start to prepare.

  • There are many indicators but, only need to see one.

    Plain & Simple... Student Loans and Credit Card Debt has run rampant. The young generation today will never be approved for any loans especially REAL ESTATE > The #1 driving force of this country. If houses are not being bought. The Economy fails. One of the issues of a debt based society. Not to mention the 'fake economy' we are living in.

  • Yes, The Middle Classes Contribution.

    When the middle class seizes to exist or the average pay vs. Cost of living increases and taxation becomes to excessive, the society leads to failure, revolts, assaults, and destruction. The US government's intent on having its citizens swallow the iron ball of unemployment and unfeasible legal requirements like mandated health insurance will ultimately by a precursor to civil upheaval. It has become evident that the US government will be unable to fix the economy, nor help uplift its bludgeoned middle class, therefore it has resulted to viper teams and kill squads to eliminate anyone that is an apparent activist of Americans virtues, rights, and freedoms or shows a moral and strong feeling to the constitutional rights.

    The government has crossed the rubicon, and Cezar will not prevail.

    Posted by: kr0d
  • Sure but in the long run.

    I would say the collapse is inevitable in the sense that nothing lasts forever. The collapse of the Roman Empire took centuries for example. Will the economic system in place last until the universe stops expanding and crunches back down into a singularity? I doubt it, but I don't see it going anywhere in the meantime.

  • The math says yes, economic collapse is inevitable.

    Debt levels are spiraling out of control in many countries, wages are stagnant or declining, and there is just not enough jobs to go around.

    The two options are to take drastic measures in cutting spending like Greece did, or to increase spending like crazy and cause runaway inflation. Either way, things are going to be bad, and there are likely to be shortages of things like food and water in either case.

    Even if my country, the United States, could avoid such a thing, the tsunami that is waiting to come out of both the EU and China is just going to be crazy and impossible to avoid.

    It's not a question of it, it's a question of when.

  • No, not necessarily.

    Economic collapse is not inevitable. The way things are going right now it may look that way, but when there is a problem there is always a solution. People will find a way to help make things better - yes it has to get to a certain bad point but that does not mean it will collapse all together.

  • It's Just A System

    Where there is a will there's a way. If someone knew all the pieces of the puzzle they could prevent it 100% of the time. The problem is that nobody is at that level of intelligence yet. Maybe in a few hundred years we'll reach that point and economic collapse will never happen.


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